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  • Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story

    By Nigel Simeone

    One of the Broadway musicals that can genuinely claim to have transformed the genre, West Side Story has been featured in many books on Broadway, but it has yet to be the focus of a scholarly monograph. Nigel Simeone begins by exploring the long process of creating West Side Story, including a…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15 
    Routledge
    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • A Musicology for Landscape

    By David Nicholas Buck

    Drawing conceptually and directly on music notation, this book investigates landscape architecture’s inherent temporality. It argues that the rich history of notating time in music provides a critical model for this under-researched and under-theorised aspect of landscape architecture, while also…

    Paperback – 2017-05-26 
    Routledge
    Design Research in Architecture

  • Jazz Theory

    From Basic to Advanced Study, 2nd Edition

    By Dariusz Terefenko

    Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study, Second Edition is a comprehensive textbook for those with no previous study in jazz, as well as those in advanced theory courses. Written with the goal to bridge theory and practice, it provides a strong theoretical foundation from music fundamentals to…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24 
    Routledge

  • Popular Music Theory and Analysis

    A Research and Information Guide

    By Thomas Robinson

    Popular Music Theory and Analysis: A Research and Information Guide uncovers the wealth of scholarly works dealing with the theory and analysis of popular music. This annotated bibliography is an exhaustive catalog of music-theoretical and musicological works that is searchable by subject…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Music Bibliographies

  • Michael Tippett’s Fifth String Quartet

    A Study in Vision and Revision

    By Thomas Schuttenhelm

    Thomas Schuttenhelm provides a detailed account of the events leading up to and throughout the compositional process associated with Michael Tippett’s Fifth String Quartet and a comprehensive analysis of the entire quartet. The commentary discusses this work in the context of Tippett’s…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25 
    Routledge

  • The Creation of Beethoven's 35 Piano Sonatas

    By Barry Cooper

    Beethoven’s piano sonatas are a cornerstone of the piano repertoire and favourites of both the concert hall and recording studio. The sonatas have been the subject of much scholarship, but no single study gives an adequate account of the processes by which these sonatas were composed and published.…

    Paperback – 2017-04-05 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Historical Keyboard Series

  • The Ballets of Maurice Ravel

    Creation and Interpretation

    By Deborah Mawer

    Maurice Ravel, as composer and scenario writer, collaborated with some of the greatest ballet directors, choreographers, designers and dancers of his time, including Diaghilev, Ida Rubinstein, Benois and Nijinsky. In this book, the first study dedicated to Ravel's ballets, Deborah Mawer explores…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge

  • The Discourse of Musicology

    By Giles Hooper

    In The Discourse of Musicology, Giles Hooper considers a number of issues central to recent debates about the nature and direction of contemporary musicology. The first part of the book seeks to situate and critically rethink the alleged 'postmodern' turn in musical scholarship. Then, in attempting…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Keys to the Drama

    Nine Perspectives on Sonata Forms

    Edited by Gordon Sly

    Sonata form is fundamentally a dramatic structure that creates, manipulates, and ultimately satisfies expectation. It engages its audience by inviting prediction, association, and interpretation. That sonata form was the chief vehicle of dramatic instrumental music for nearly 200 years is due to…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Perspectives on Anton Bruckner

    Edited by Crawford Howie, Paul Hawkshaw, Timothy Jackson

    A century after his death Anton Bruckner still remains one of the most complex and enigmatic creative personalities of the nineteenth century. A leading avant-garde figure of his generation, he was an accomplished performer and teacher in addition to being a great composer; few people in the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • Studies in Historical Improvisation

    From Cantare super Librum to Partimenti

    Edited by Massimiliano Guido

    In recent years, scholars and musicians have become increasingly interested in the revival of musical improvisation as it was known in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. This historically informed practice is now supplanting the late Romantic view of improvised music as a rhapsodic endeavour—a…

    Hardback – 2017-01-16
    Routledge

  • Music and Ethics

    By Marcel Cobussen, Nanette Nielsen

    It seems self-evident that music plays more than just an aesthetic role in contemporary society. In addition, music's social, political, emancipatory, and economical functions have been the subject of much recent research. Given this, it is surprising that the subject of ethics has often been…

    Paperback – 2017-01-03
    Routledge

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